Peru: Authorities with U.S. assistance seize three tons of cocaine hidden in coal shipment

Posted on August 27, 2014 • Filed under: Crime, Drug Activity, Peru, Police/Military Activity, United States reported Police in Peru say they have seized at least 3.3 tonnes of cocaine hidden in a shipment of coal bound for Europe. Officers discovered the stash in a house near the town of Huanchaco after a six-week surveillance operation with the help of the US Drug Enforcement Administration. They arrested two Mexican and seven Peruvian nationals suspected of working for a Mexican drug cartel. Peru is the world’s top grower of coca, the raw ingredient for cocaine. Read Article

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